Quick Red Velvet Cake

Quick Red Velvet Cake

Enjoy this red colored cake that's made with Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and layered with frosting--a delicious dessert treat.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® German chocolate cake mix
cup water
cup sour cream
cup vegetable oil
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
bottle (1 oz) red food color
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups milk
1 1/2
cups sugar
1 1/2
cups butter or margarine, softened
tablespoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pans.
  2. Bake 31 to 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, cook flour and milk over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very thick. Cover surface with plastic wrap; cool to room temperature.
  4. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture by tablespoonfuls, beating until smooth. Beat in vanilla.
  5. Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with second layer, top side up. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Cake mix makes this favorite very easy, but everyone knows it's the frosting that makes this cake fabulous--and that's still made from scratch. Enjoy the cake with flavored coffees like amaretto or hazelnut.
SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix can also be used for a dark red velvet cake; omit cocoa.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 21g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.